Supply chain integration and coordination in the agri-food sector

Mark Wever, Nel Wognum, Jacques Trienekens

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Abstract

To improve supply chain performance, in terms of both quality and revenues, integration and coordination between chain actors are considered crucial. A high level of integration is generally claimed to be necessary for optimal performance. However, there are many different types of supply chains in many different contexts serving different types of markets, which may need different types of integration. Some chains, for example, serve homogeneous markets with commodity products produced in large numbers, while other, often smaller, chains serve niche markets with specialty products. In addition, organizations that are responsible for communicating quality to end consumers and maintaining quality levels in the chain are not always those at the end of the chain close to consumers, which may influence integration needs. This paper addresses integration and coordination in the supply chain based on case studies performed in Europe in the agri-food sector, more specifically the pork meat sector. In the paper integration differences will be identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780853582595
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2016
EventIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009 - Leiden, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009
CountryNetherlands
CityLeiden
Period22/06/0924/06/09

Keywords

  • coordination
  • quality management system
  • Supply chain integration

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    Wever, M., Wognum, N., & Trienekens, J. (2016). Supply chain integration and coordination in the agri-food sector. In 2009 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009 [7461420] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITMC.2009.7461420